Festival to paint the town red with cultural delights
- Credit: Denise Bradley
A new arts festival in Great Yarmouth will be shining a spotlight on artists, photographers and musicians in the borough.
The Paint the Town festival will last five days and starts on March 23.
Next month's event aims to highlight the artistic and creative community groups within the borough, such as Great Yarmouth Guild of Artists and Craftsmen, the Yare Gallery and Primeyarc, with free workshops and trails to enjoy.
A statement promoting the event said: "From paint days out to guided heritage walks and photography competitions to Ghost Signs workshops, there is something for amateurs, professionals, experienced or beginners to enjoy."
The launch will take place at Great Yarmouth’s Fishermen’s Hospital and include exhibitions of local photography and art, as well as a live art display where artists are invited to bring a chair and easel and display their creative skills.
As well as visual art, organisers say there will be something for music lovers too.
Local bands DF & The AliBis and the Rogue Shanty Buoys will take to the stage at St George’s Theatre Plaza over the weekend the festival is held.
Great Yarmouth Borough Council is working with the Civic Society, St George’s Theatre, Out There Arts, Freshly Greated, Time and Tide Museum and Historic England to create the five-day festival.
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Carl Smith, leader of Great Yarmouth Borough Council, said: “Paint the Town is another innovative event coming to our borough this year and one you certainly won’t want to miss.
“Whether you are part of a local art group or an individual, this event truly will have something for you to enjoy, no matter your age or experience.”
The Paint the Town event is supported by ERDF and Welcome Back Fund.
The City of Culture bid to the government was turned down, but it led to a pledge by the borough council to keep promoting the cultural appeal of the Great Yarmouth area.